Texting and Driving – A New Approach

This isn’t the type of post I usually write, but after seeing the short video I had to share it. The Belgian government decided to throw a curve ball to their learner drivers to help show them (instead of just telling them) just how dangerous it was to text and drive a simple sentence. The results were so great, others have followed in their footsteps.

The video is quite humerous, but still carries a serious message.  You can view it here: Driving Video

In my book, Remembering Lauren, my main character Nikki never had a vehicle of her own before moving to Glenwood. A city girl with limited finances, she’d always taken the bus or walked where she needed to go, like so many in our country. When she finally does get a vehicle, she’s always careful to pull over to the side of the road when using her phone. I didn’t even realize I’d unconsciously put that message in there, but it’s one I do myself. I do not text and drive. I don’t think there is anything I need to say bad enough that it can’t wait until I can get somewhere safe to do it.

If you have any stories about being on the road with someone who was texting and driving and how that affected the people around them, I encourage you to share it in the comments section.

Be safe out there everyone!



2 thoughts on “Texting and Driving – A New Approach

  1. I wholeheartedly believe in this cause, texting and driving is an unnecessary distraction from an activity that already causes thousands of deaths with just accidents alone. Anytime one of my friends or family members are texting while driving I never hesitate to tell them to put it away or let me out. Almost one hundred percent of the time they will immediately put it down and apologize, most of them not even consciously noticing they were texting while driving or not knowing the dangers that it adds to driving,

  2. I agree that this texting and driving is a very dangerous thing. I’ve had people drift into my lane, and cause me to hit the breaks as they were continuing to text and wave me off. It’s also very dangerous to bikers. I’ve seen people change lanes and a motorcycle is driving and had to slam on the breaks nearly causing an accident! Please stay off the phone while driving! It can really hurt some one.

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